Category: Church

The League of Church Members Extraordinary, Part 1

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans. This is the first in a series on finding people within the congregation who can meet extraordinary needs in the life of the church. Yesterday, as the receptionist at the medical specialty clinic checked my wife […]

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Preaching Preparation for the Real World Pastor:
Principle #7: Know the Right Story to Bring the Truth Home
Relevant Stories

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Preaching Preparation for the Real World Pastor:
Principle #7: Know the Right Story to Bring the Truth Home
Relevant Stories

By Dr. Thomas Douglas, Pastor, Parkway Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS This is the eighth in a series of articles on sermon preparation for pastors and bivocational pastors with busy schedules. To see the earlier articles, click the links below: Introduction article, Principle #1: Bible Literacy, Principle #2: Know What You Believe, Principle #3: Know […]

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A Church Where Everyone Knows My Name

Recently State Farm Insurance has been running ads on TV showing people calling the insurance company after problems like a car crash or robbery befalls them. In each case, they seem pleased with the personal service they receive. There are virtually no words through the ad except playing “Where Everyone Knows Your Name,” the theme […]

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The Importance of a Church Staff
#5 – 10 Questions about Church Staffs

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The Importance of a Church Staff
#5 – 10 Questions about Church Staffs

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans.   This is part five of a multi-article series by Dr. McKeever on how to go about seeking and calling a church staff more effectively. Part one is The Pastor Assembles a Staff: Scary. Part two […]

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Preaching Preparation for the Real World Pastor:
Principle #6: Know What You Want People to Do
Application Points

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Preaching Preparation for the Real World Pastor:
Principle #6: Know What You Want People to Do
Application Points

By Dr. Thomas Douglas, Pastor, Parkway Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS This is the seventh in a series of articles on sermon preparation for pastors and bivocational pastors with busy schedules. To see the earlier articles, click the links below: Introduction article, Principle #1: Bible Literacy, Principle #2: Know What You Believe, Principle #3: Know […]

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